The Foundation began as an initiative of a group of 1949 Fortians who were returning to the School for their 50th year anniversary.
They saw the need to establish a way to raise funds for the school but as a separate entity. Then, as now, the focus was to support the school by raising money for a wide range of projects including the development and refurbishment of facilities, bursaries and student support. The Foundation is governed by a Board consisting of Fortian alumni and representatives of the school community.
The Foundation is divided into three areas of donation: the Building Fund, the Library fund and the Education Fund. Donations to the Building and Library Funds are tax deductible and can only be accessed with the approval of the School Council.
Donations to the Fort Street Foundation can be made in the following ways:
To make an online donation please complete the form using your own name where it asks for student details. Please tick the box marked ‘other’ and write next to the box where you would like your donation to be directed. Donations to the Library Fund and Building Fund are tax deductible. Donations to the Education Fund are NOT tax deductible.
Online donations can be accessed here.
Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to ‘The Fort Street Foundation’ indicating where you would like your donation to be directed. Please mail to Fort Street High School, Parramatta Road, Petersham. NSW 2049
For more assistance please contact Mrs Jules Davies on 0422 985157 or at email@example.com.
Donations to the Building Fund and Library Fund are tax deductible
The Building Fund
Gifts made to the Building Fund are used to assist in financing major capital works.
In recent years this has included:
- The refurbishment of the Science laboratory
- The refurbishment of existing areas into technology spaces and additional learning areas
- A commercial dishwasher
- The establishment of the “Ron Horan Room” – an interactive area where students can research the rich history of Fort Street High School and its alumni
The Library Fund
The Foundation Library Fund is an ancillary fund registered with the ACNC. It exists solely to support The Fort Street High School library and library services. Gifts made to the School Library Fund can only be used for library purposes – books, literacy resources, training and learning activities that take place within the library space. This also includes the archives.
- Literacy resources eg books, text books, interactive whiteboards, online learning subscriptions
- The purchase of specialised computing equipment including laptops and software
- Supporting the school website
- Supporting the school archival program
The Education Fund
The Education Fund is NOT tax deductible. It is used to support out of pocket expenses for students and staff involved in co curricular activities.
In recent years this has included:
- Providing bursary assistance to families in need
- Supporting the Duke of Edinburgh Award program
- The acquisition of educational equipment
- Enhancing the professional development of our teaching staff
- Providing financial support for students involved robotics, F1, music, sport and more
Many Australian companies offer a matching gifts program, where any donation made to an Australian based registered charity is matched by the employer. The Fort Street Foundation is an eligible registered charity and we encourage donors to ask their employer about registering their gifts via this program. Matching gifts is a simple and easy way to double the impact.
Donations can be made to the Fort Street Foundation in the following ways:
Online payments can be accessed here
|Mark Lindsay||Public Officer and Director|
|Catriona Arcamone||Staff Director|
|Don Newby||School Council Director|
|Natasha Pollock||P&C Director|
|Karen Charles||Fortians Union Director|
|Jules Davies||Executive Officer|
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Reunions are a fantastic opportunity for Fortians to reconnect with others from their year group and with the current school. If you would like to visit the school as part of your reunion activities then please contact Mrs Jules Davies on 0422 985157 or at email@example.com.
For more details on reunions please visit out reunions page
- Contact: Jules Davies
- Executive Officer
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a volunteer Research Editor to help keep the list of Distinguished Fortians up to date. A job description can be found here: Research Editor Distinguished Fortian List
For more information or to express your interest in this role please contact our archivist Iain Wallace (Tuesday and Wednesday only) here